Call it a Hail Mary effort. With piracy accounting for 25% of Italy's music market, the country's recording industry copyright society has stepped up efforts to collect royalties from businesses and…
Italy's new media regulator said Thursday that the duopoly of pubcaster RAI and commercial rival Mediaset could be broken only by the introduction of digital terrestrial TV.
U.S. helmer Rian Johnson's film noir tribute "Brick" will be among seven first works from three continents unspooling at the Venice Film Festival's 20th Critics Week. "Brick," a Sundance standout…
Italy's Warner Village Cinemas is on the block, which could mark the end of Warner Bros.' exhibition biz in Europe. Dresdner Bank is fielding offers for the country's largest exhibition circuit…
Two years after Rupert Murdoch became Italy's sole pay TV player, his Sky Italia paybox and sister company Fox Italia have set up a local film and TV production unit.
A Rome court has ordered Italian movie mogul Vittorio Cecchi Gori to sell off part of his exhibition chain to repay debts incurred by his Cecchi Gori Group with an unnamed bank.
The wrangling to find a prexy for pubcaster RAI continued Wednesday after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's rivals warned they would not approve the man put forward for the job.
Romantic comedy "Manual of Love," the only bright note in Italy's slumping box office, has seduced international distribs, scoring theatrical sales to 11 territories, including Germany, Spain and…
Sophia Loren has taken legal action to stop Italy's right-wing National Alliance party from using her image in a political campaign that associates immigrants with rape.
For some reason, Italians just don't appreciate a good Jedi battle. "Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith" is not galvanizing the land of Galileo, where the latest installment in the George…